TV Review: Shadowhunters 2×13 ‘Those of Demon Blood’
Shadowhunters: Season 2 Episode 13
Episode Name: Those of Demon Blood
Release date: 19 June 2017
Running Time: 42 minutes
Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario, Emeraude Toubia, Will Tudor, Isaiah Mustafa, Harry Shum Jr.
Directed By: Michael Goi
Watch: Freeform (US) – Netflix (Worldwide)
Episode Reviews: Season 1 | Season 2
Those of Demon Blood:
This episode was somewhat intense. I had no idea what was going to happen next and it kept me watching with my eyes peeled the whole episode. Shadowhunters are turning up dead, and not just dead killed by downworlders, stripped of their marks. They take it all away.
However, the shadowhunters are ready to fight back and they will do anything to save their people. Inquisitor Herondale has taken Jace under her wing as her grandson and expects him to do everything that she says.
Meanwhile, the tension starts to rise between shadowhunters and downworlders and if they don’t come together soon – all hell is going to break lose.
We really start to see more of Inquisitor Herondale in Those of Demon Blood and wow. It’s not that she is evil, but she does what she thinks needs to be done. And she doesn’t care much for downworlders.
We see quite a few people stand up for her in this episode including, Alec and Clary. And while they don’t agree on much, they can relate to this situation together. They are both dating downworlders.
It was really nice to see Alec stand up for Magnus and same with Clary. It’s nice to see that yes Shadowhunters and Downworlders can be on the same side.
We really get to see the tension between Alex and Magnus grow in Those of Demon Blood. While I wasn’t expecting this so early in the series, I knew it was going to happen eventually. The audience is starting to see the different lives of Shadowhunters and Warlocks and how hard it is to be together.
My heart broke for them both. But at times I wanted to knock some sense into Magnus. I think that he forgets, that while he doesn’t have to report to someone, Alec does. He can’t do what he wants, he has to follow the Clave – he is a shadowhunter.
I feel like the tension between these two is going to grow, throughout the rest of the season.
Simon and Clary
While I do like and think they are cute together, I really want to break up soon – please. I need my Clary and Jace okay.
We really get to see some of the downworlders true colours in Those of Demon Blood. We do see that some are evil and don’t want Shadowhunters around. But we also see what they go through because of what they are.
The audience is able to see a side of Jace that we haven’t really before. He really starts to struggle with the Herondale name. He has these people to live up to and he doesn’t want to tread on any toes. He has just found out that he has a blood relative and he would do anything for her, even if it means going against what he believes.
I enjoyed Those of Demon Blood. It wasn’t my favourite episode, but I still did really enjoy it. It’s starting to open a lot of doors and I am really excited to see where it does take us. I am also really happy we are starting to get Izzy back, I cannot wait for her to be even more kissass.
Have you watched this week’s episode? What did you think? Are you planning on watching it? Nevertheless, what do you think is going to happen next?
Don’t forget to check out my Lord of Shadows review. However, it was heartbreaking and epic all at the same time.